One Day Tripper

Look around the metropolis that crisscrosses between the ages of Edo and Tokyo.

Tokyo has long been the center of Japanese culture since the time the city was called Edo about 400 years ago when popular culture flourished. Even if the culture changes its form, the people’s spirit of cherishing such culture remains. Let’s walk around the city like a Tokyoite to find both old and contemporary Tokyo.

Taste natural wines and fusion food at the new restaurant of a talented chef.

This is the third restaurant produced by the chef, Taichi Hara, opening after Bistro Rojiura in Shibuya and Path in Yoyogihachiman. While respecting traditional French cuisine, Hara, who is also a travel lover, experimentally fuses essences from around the world in the dishes served for lunch and dinner. They match beautifully with over 100 kinds of natural wines and cocktails developed with Bar Trench in Ebisu.

4-6-44 3F, Shirokanedai, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Open: 11:30-23:00
Closed: The second and fourth Sunday and Monday
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These products were collected with a sense of attachment through direct dialogue with the craftspersons.

As a sister shop of a renowned coffee shop, Paddlers Coffee, this furniture and novelty goods store was established in 2018 by 4 members. They actually talk to the craftspersons and select only the goods they find compelling, such as a sofa from Inaguma Furniture & Cabinetry based in Aichi prefecture and lovely cups made by Alexandria Cummings in Portland.

1-18-7, Nishihara, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Open: 11:00 - 20:00
Closed: Monday
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Enjoy a drink with rich stew while feeling an iki atmosphere in a downtown restaurant.

The stew of this 95-year-old restaurant has been loved by drinkers as one of the best stews in Tokyo. The rich taste is created by slowly simmering beef giblets in miso-based soup. The third-generation owner, trained at a French restaurant, has created new combinations such as garlic toast to dip in the stew. The large roasted cut of pork is another hearty dish we recommend.

2-18-8, Morishita, Koto-ku, Tokyo
Open: 17:00-23:00(LO 22:00)
Closed: Sunday (Sunday, Monday, and Public holiday at the annex)
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An established vaudeville venue handing down the iki spirit and humanity of Edo.

The traditional wooden building standing in mid-Shinjuku is kept as it was rebuilt in 1946, with a stage like a Japanese tatami room and royal boxes at the same height as the speakers. Really good rakugo storytellers, manzai comedians, kodan storytellers, and acrobats provide laughter every day. Why not stop by to casually enjoy traditional entertainment from Edo?

3-6-12, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Open: Day time: 12:00-16:30/ Night time: 17:00-21:00 (Midnight: 21:30-23:00 only on Saturday)
Open throughout the year

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A hostel in a residential district, where you can travel like you live there.

A space combining a shop and a hostel is in a renovated old house in Nakameguro. Its name, So, is a suffix that is often used in the names of old apartment houses. Clothes of next-generation designers are in the lineup of the shop, and relaxing Japanese-style and Western-style rooms are in the hostel. Meet new things while “staying like living” in Tokyo.

1-6-52, Aobadai, Nakameguro-ku, Tokyo
Open: 13:00-20:00 (Shop)
From 30,000 yen/night, 2 to 8 persons, 3 rooms
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A select shop loved by Setagaya locals.

A select shop run by Suguru Kumasaka, who has grown his skills at a major select shop. Like its name, it showcases a wide variety of goods such as independent brands of Tokyo, street labels from NY, fragrance, and groceries. Everything in this shop reflects the owner’s character who dearly loves clothes and culture, and fuels your desire to buy.

fridge setagaya
1-22-5 1F, Setagaya, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
Open: 12:00 - 20:00
No scheduled holidays
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